Young Vic Theatre

Young Vic
4 out of 5 Based on 19 reviews


The Young Vic is the country's leading home for younger theatre artists, especially directors. They present seasons of work by new directors in tandem with productions by some of the great directors of the world.

Conceived in the 1960s spirit of iconoclasm and improvisation, it opened in 1970 as a place in which younger directors, designers, actors, writers and technicians could work alongside the world's great theatre artists to present exciting productions at the lowest possible seat prices.

Its intimate auditorium, built cheaply with a rough, light-industrial feel, reinforced by low prices, created in concrete a dream of the inclusive, class-free society to which its originators aspired.

Over the last 40 years, the company has established a powerful reputation at home and abroad. In particular, the Young Vic has begun to be recognised as the major theatre in this country in which young directors can develop and practise their art.

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66 The Cut, Borough, London, SE1 8LZ

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66 The Cut
+44 (0)20 7922 2922
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4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Young Vic Theatre

5.0 out of 5 18 August 2013
by Cathy L.

Such a reliable theatre - always innovative plays featuring excellent performances. Thus far I've seen 'Beauty Queen of Leenane', 'Hamlet' (Michael Sheen) and recently 'A Season in the Congo' - all were exceptional. There isn't a bad seat in the house, and the prices are totally accessible. It's always worth checking out what they've got on!more

4.0 out of 5 17 February 2013
by Omoraka O.

I saw my first performance here over a week ago. Upon arrival you are met with busyness because the The Cut bar is right next door. We collected the tickets, said my name and received them, i would of prefer if they had asked for proof coz any old tom dick and harry could of picked up my tickets.

Our play started at 7;30pm saw we had twenty minutes to eat i asked the usher if their was any...more

4.0 out of 5 4 July 2012
by Wayne H.

Great place for happy hour.

Ground floor features a surprisingly spacious bar area; upstairs a balcony overlooking The Cut. Loads of on-the-go food options in the immediate neighborhood, perfect for sobering up.more

4.0 out of 5 6 September 2011
by Katie B.

Great space for modern theatre performances. This isn't your grand old London theatre with 19th century architecture and hidden orchestra.

I came here for a brilliant performance of 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane'. The outer area to the stalls had been set up with plastic sheeting on the walls and water dripping down it, giving the illusion of rain. You even had to walk under the dripping...more

4.0 out of 5 9 March 2011
by Yiting S.

Red Brick builds the theatre outside in, making one feel warm, energetic, and young.

1st sight is the yellow laser lighting 'Young Vic' outside the brick wall on the 2nd fl. The name stands out at night - something magic is going to happen inside.

Inside the restaurant and bar, often filled with people for pre theatre dinners and intermission drinks, the whole wall is the same red brick....more